The Sunday Paper #162, June 11, 2017

Paper of the Week: Tyvek

Tyvek Lantern

I love Tyvek, a paper-like material that is strong, durable, water resistant and easy to paint or stain. These tesselating lanterns are the June project in the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar (check out the 2018 cover design below).


Out of the Studio:
My daughter plays the cello, so when we read that Russick Smith would be performing on a tiny island in the middle of a river in Breckenridge, we decided  to drive over for the evening event. He walked through the water wearing waders and then took them off to play barefoot. Due to heavy snow melt, this island will be engulfed by water soon!


I love clever designs, and here’s a good papery one: the Paper Saver Notebook. What a simple solution to for reusing printed paper, reducing waste, and doing a bit more for the environment – in a stylish way!


If you’re in the Seattle area, don’t miss this exhibition of Julie Chen’s artist’s books. A career retrospective of over 30 of her highly imaginative art books is currently on view in Every Moment of a Book: Three Decades of Work by Julie Chen at the University of Washington Libraries’ Special Collections. You can order an exhibition catalog here.


New on Paper Talk (my podcast series, subscribe on ITunes): Michelle Wilson. Michelle and I had a conversation in her Oakland studio when I was visiting the Codex Book Fair earlier this year.

michelle image

Here’s a sneak peak of the 2018 Twelve Months of Paper Calendar, which will be available this fall, along with a brand new Custom Paper Pack featuring a variety of decorative papers from around the world. Start making your holiday wish list!

8 wide cover

Okay, this has nothing to do with paper (literally) but figuratively speaking, this 3D printed pasta is magical and similar to the dimensional shrinking work that several paper artists are doing, including myself. If you watch the video of Michelle Wilson’s studio (see mention above) you’ll see some shrunken paper pieces as well.


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